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John and Linda Cooke Noontime Series

Three members of the Vega String Quartet take a solo turn with pianist William Ransom. The concert features Jessica Shuang Wu, violin; Yinzi Kong, viola; and cellist Guang Wang, with the music of Handel, Schubert, and Prokofiev. View or download the concert program here.

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Emory Music Department Performance Series

In this livestream performance from Emerson Concert Hall, the Emory University Symphony Orchestra divides into two string chamber orchestras. Featured repertoire includes works by Bryce Dessner (guitarist of The National), Florence Price, Mozart, and others. Paul Bhasin conducts. View or download the concert program here.

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Emory Music Department Performance Series

Coached by Emory’s artist faculty, student musicians perform chamber repertoire for strings, brass, winds, percussion, and piano. Works by Zoltán Kodály, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms, among others, are programmed.

Due to COVID-19 safety requirements, this concert will be prerecorded from Emerson Concert Hall and available to watch here on the evening of the performance. View or download the concert program here.

COMING SOON

Emory Jazz Studies Performance Series

Gary Motley virtually brings together members of the Emory Big Band to perform this concert featuring tunes by Kris Berg, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, and Mike Tomaro. Also featured are works performed by breakout groups of a saxophone quintet and a trombone quartet.

Due to COVID-19 safety requirements, this concert will be prerecorded from the various locations and available to watch here on the evening of the performance. View or download the concert program here.

COMING SOON

Candler Concert Series

The first cellist to be signed by the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label in more than 40 years, Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas blends a brilliant command of her instrument with a rare musicality. Thomas’s recital program with pianist Julien Brocal features selections from her recently released album, Voice of Hope.  View or download the concert program here.

ECMSA Emerson Series

Let the vibrations of the strings move you with Martinu’s magical Madrigals for Violin and Viola and Tchaikovsky’s rousing Souvenir de Florence Sextet for Strings performed by Paul Murphy, viola; Roy Harran, cello: and the Vega String Quartet with David Coucheron, guest first violin. View or download the concert program here.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

Emory undergraduate students perform some of the best-known pieces in two-piano repertoire. This livestream concert from Emerson Concert Hall features works by Chopin, Debussy, Dvořák, and Rachmaninoff. View or download the concert program here.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday on March 21, 1685, University Organist and Music Professor Timothy Albrecht performs works from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, Part 2 BWV 858–869. This virtual concert is livestreamed from Emerson Concert Hall. View or download the concert program here.

ECMSA John and Linda Cooke Noontime Series

Harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson is featured in a program with two fantastic collaborations: Saint-Saens’s Fantasie with Jessica Wu, violin; and Arnold Bax’s Fantasy Sonata with Yinzi Kong, viola. View or download the concert program here.

Candler Concert Series

Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. A virtuoso in a class of her own, Montero is a pianist whose flair for improvisation puts creativity back at the heart of classical performance and whose music-making is about infinitely more than just the notes on the page.

Recorded in Barcelona, Spain, the exclusive concert highlighted themes of childhood with works by Robert Schumann, the late Chick Corea, and original compositions and improvisations by Montero. View or download the concert program here.

Enjoy performances from Gabriela Montero on her YouTube channel.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

This semester, the Emory University Symphony Orchestra divided into two string chamber orchestras. In this livestream performance from Emerson Concert Hall, the orchestras will present works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and others. Paul Bhasin conducts.

View or download the concert program here.

Please note: The edited video here does not include Lyric by George Walker, which was performed in the original livestream concert.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

This semester the Emory Wind Ensemble has formed two chamber ensembles: the Chamber Winds (a harmoniemusik-inspired dectet plus string bass) and a Brass Choir. This first concert of the year will feature select movements from Arthur Bird’s Serenade, op. 40, and Eric Ewazen’s Fanfarria Castellana. Tyler Ehrlich conducts.

View or download the concert program here.

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ECMSA Emerson Series

Enjoy the Vega String Quartet with guest first violin David Coucheron plus one additional musician. The concert features Mendelssohn’s delightful Viola Quintet in B-flat with Paul Murphy and Dohnányi’s powerful and dramatic Piano Quintet in C Minor with William Ransom.

View or download the concert program here.

Candler Concert Series

Bringing a rare musical spontaneity that gives audiences the sense of hearing even treasured canon repertoire as if for the first time, the quartet is in-demand on concert stages throughout the world. The Danish String Quartet joined us from Copenhagen, Denmark for this concert featuring String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a selection of traditional Nordic folktunes.

This concert was prerecorded exclusively for Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The full concert is no longer available to watch; however, you may enjoy this excerpt below.

View or download the concert program here.

ECMSA Family Series

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with Music of Love? Amy Beach’s Romance for violin; Romances by Robert and Clara Schumann; Brahms’s Intermezzo in A Major; and Dohnányi’s Romanza for String Trio were performed by members of the Vega String Quartet and William Ransom, piano.

View or download the concert program here.

Schwartz Artist-in-Residence Program

Jazz Fest 2021 featured Bobby Broom, Kenny Davis, and Gary Motley in a virtual concert with works by Thomas "Fats" Waller, George and Ira Gershwin, Bobby Broom, and Gary Motley, along with a master class and discussion with the artists.

View or download the concert program here.

For more from Bobby Broom, visit bobbybroom.com

ECMSA Emerson Series

Before the Superbowl, audiences enjoyed some of Bach's greatest music: the Suite in C Major; Chorale O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwork/O Eternity Paraphrase by Timothy Albrecht; Sonata in G Minor; and the Partita in A Minor performed by Yinzi Kong, viola; Timothy Albrecht, organ; David Coucheron, violin; and Christina Smith, flute.

View or download the concert program here.

Candler Concert Series

In this exclusive virtual concert and conversation from the artist's home, acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk discusses and performs preludes and fugues from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, exploring them from the point of view of a storyteller. How does Bach define a character? How and why does he let the character change?  

View or download the concert program here.


For more from Jeremy Denk, visit jeremydenk.com

This exclusive concert was recorded in a private home in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, September 6, 2020, and aired in its entirety for Schwartz Center for Performing Arts audiences on January 23. 2021 as part of the ECMSA Emerson Series.

Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta begins the year with an all-star trio of violinist Chee-Yun, cellist Zuill Bailey, and pianist Natasha Paremski joining forces for a thrilling concert of Brahms, Franck, and Piazzolla. View or download the concert program here.

The edited version here features Chee-Yun, violin, and Natasha Paremski, piano, performing sonatas by Brahms and Franck:

3:00–Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, op. 108
24:00–César Franck, Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano

For more from Zuill Bailey visit zuillbailey.com

Emory Music Department Performance Series
Mentored by Emory composition faculty, student composers present new works in the Fall Composition Showcase. With solo and small chamber compositions, the evening features recordings and remote performances on the virtual stage.

ECMSA Cooke Noontime Series
ECMSA concludes its yearlong celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a performance of his Violin Sonata No. 10 featuring David Coucheron and William Ransom, and the String Trio in C Minor performed by members of the Vega Quartet.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

Under the direction of Elena Cholakova, students Patrick Czabala, Athena Grasso, Grace Li, Marshall McCall, Colin Song, Sara Wang, and Vivian Zhao present their piano recital program from Emory’s Performing Arts Studio. The virtual concert includes works by Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, and more.

View or download the concert program here.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

Join the Emory Wind Ensemble and the Emory University Symphony Orchestra in a joint virtual performance featuring pre-recorded works as well as virtual ensemble video performances. Works by Mozart, Vivaldi, and Bizet with guest tenor Bradley Howard. Paul Bhasin and Tyler Ehrlich conduct.

View or download the concert program here.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

Award-winning trumpeter, composer, and educator Melvin Jones brings his talent to the virtual stage for this unique collaboration with Emory Big Band.  The pre-recorded concert also features Emory Jazz Ensembles performing remotely and from the Emory campus.

View or download the concert program here.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

Mentored by Emory’s artist faculty, student musicians perform chamber works for strings, brass, winds, and percussion. These recorded performances are compiled to showcase Emory music students in a full virtual concert.

View or download the concert program here.

Candler Concert Series — Beyond the Concert

Third Coast Percussion ensemble members share insights into how this artist-run ensemble began, the teaching and gigging that they did just after graduation, how the ensemble grew to become a full-time job, and how the ensemble is staying innovative and inclusive during the time of COVID-19.

Moderated by Assistant Professor of Composition Katherine Young, the discussion took place on November 12, 2020, in advance of their exclusive livestream performance for the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

For more from Third Coast Percussion visit thirdcoastpercussion.com

ECMSA Emerson Series

The Vega String Quartet concludes its exploration of the complete Beethoven String Quartets with guest first violin David Coucheron.

View or download the concert program here.

Bill McGlaughlin presents an accompanying Lecture for the ECMSA Beethoven 2020 Concert on November 1, 2020.

Emory Music Department Performance Series

Jazz on the Green moves to Jazz on the Screen in this virtual performance. The concert features Emory Jazz Combos and a video segment highlighting student interviews.

View or download the concert program here.

ECMSA Family Series

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a cake and some special birthday music performed by members of the Vega String Quartet and pianist William Ransom.

View or download the concert program here.

ECMSA Emerson Series

The Vega String Quartet continues their exploration of the complete Beethoven String Quartets including ops. 18, No. 6; 74; and 132 with guest first violin David Coucheron.

View or download the concert program here.

In the interest of public health, Emory's Environmental Health and Safety guidelines for COVID-19 are being followed. No audience or production crew members are inside the concert hall during the performance.

Bill McGlaughlin presents an accompanying Lecture for the ECMSA Beethoven 2020 Concert on October 3, 2020.

Candler Concert Series — Beyond the Concert

Prior to the exclusive virtual concert of Jane Bunnett and Maqueque on October 2, 2020, Gary Motley–head of Emory Jazz Studies–and Jane Bunnett sat down to talk about the history of Cuban music, the start of Maqueque, and music education.

For more from Jane Bunnett and Maqueque visit janebunnett.com

Emory Music Department Performance Series

Timothy Albrecht takes center stage at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, showcasing his remarkable aptitude for various keyboards playing classical compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

View or download the concert program here.

In the interest of public health, Emory's Environmental Health and Safety guidelines for COVID-19 are being followed. No audience or production crew members are inside the concert hall during the performance.

This concert aired in its entirety for Schwartz Center for Performing Arts virtual audiences on September 25, 2020 as part of the Candler Concert Series.

Junction Trio performs the third movement of Beethoven's Piano Trio in B-flat Major, op.97, "Archduke"
Allegro moderato

Recorded at Oktaven Audio in New York
Sound by Ryan Streber, Oktaven Audio
Video by Ross Karre, RKAD

 View or download the concert program here.

For more from Junction Trio visit JCTTrio.com

The Vega String Quartet continues their exploration of the complete Beethoven String Quartets including ops. 127 and 59, No. 3, with guest first violin David Coucheron.

View or download the concert program here.

For events taking place on the Emory University campus, Emory's Environmental Health and Safety guidelines for COVID-19 are being followed. No audience or production crew members are inside the concert hall during the performance.

Bill McGlaughlin presents an accompanying Lecture for the ECMSA Beethoven 2020 Concert on September 19, 2020.

Performances on the SCPA Virtual Stage are either livestreamed or recorded exclusively for Schwartz Center audiences.  Performances that require registration will have a link to the online box office. Please note that due to licensing, many performances may not be available for viewing online after the original presentation.

Additional Emory Department of Music performances may be presented on the Performing Arts Studio (PAS) Virtual Stage.  Details on accessing PAS performances can be found in the music calendar listings.

When the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts returns to live performances, we hope to continue providing a livestream for those who prefer to watch virtually. The timing of a return to live performances will be informed by the current health guidelines, and in coordination with Emory University. Please sign up for the Schwartz Center bi-monthly music newsletter to be informed as plans are announced.